Thoughts on a Ferox Warlock? Mar 8, 2019 3:30:02 GMT
Post by Charistoph on Mar 8, 2019 3:30:02 GMT
So, Xerxis2 fulfills the quota of having a Cavalry Warlock and a Huge-based Warlock (and amazing to boot), but what about a Warlock riding the ubiquitous Ferox? All the other horse cavalry are fine in those routes, but why not the Ferox?
More seriously, though, how would you approach a Ferox-riding Warlock? Should it be a current Warlock, or should it be someone new?
While I would find it amusing for Jalaam to be riding a Ferox, I don't think it would be a good fit due to the strife between Venators and the melee troops. Xerxis already has his awesome ride (and is possibly too big for the Ferox), Zaal's a statue, Rasheth's far too heavy (he'd probably break the rhino's back), and Mordikaar is... indisposed.
For those who are left, that leaves Hexeris, Morghoul, Zaadesh, Xekaar, and Makeda. Hexeris is noted for having been a candidate to be a Cataphract, so may be too large, and is outside the Praetorian structure. Xekaar and Morghoul are Paingivers, so outside the Praetorian structure as well.
That leaves Zaadesh and Makeda. Honestly, I could see both in this light, but one is less likely than the other. Both are hard workers who appreciate a good challenge and not accept another doing something they cannot. They are both of the Praetorian school more than the other Warlocks are, and Ferox riders do come from the Praetorian school.
From there, Makeda has 3 versions (one a unit), while Zaadesh has two. Zaadesh is far younger and pushing to build up a strong core behind him, and if he can get Rhadeim fully behind him, that would be a subtle coup. From that perspective, what better way to show how strong you are than becoming an accomplished Ferox rider?
But that's only for the originals. A brand new Warlock coming from the east to take their place among the conquerors would be not be out of place and provide some refreshing new content, I think. Some stats will be a give like speed, but how much Fury would you allow for? For such a one, I would think 6 would be their max, but I could see (a frustrating) 5, depending on what else they brought to the table.